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Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Barry Munitz received a bachelor's degree in classics and comparative literature from Brooklyn College before earning a master's degree and PhD from Princeton...
Charles Flemming McElhinney
Charles Flemming McElhinney (commonly known as C. F. McElhinney or “Mr. Mac”) was born on Sept. 19, 1907 in Truro, Nova Scotia. He received a bachelor’s degree from Acadia University in 1926 at the...
Walter W. Kemmerer
Born in Pennsylvania in 1903, Kemmerer was educated at Lehigh College and Columbia University. In 1929, President Oberholtzer offered him the position of Director of Curriculum and Research with Houston...
Ezekiel W. Cullen
Ezekiel Wimberly Cullen was born in 1814. He moved from Georgia to Texas in 1835 and settled at San Augustine, where he established a law practice. He represented San Augustine County in the House of Representatives...
Lamar Fleming Jr.
Lamar Fleming, Jr. was born in Augusta, Georgia. He was educated in public schools and attended Harvard University until his junior year in 1911 when he left school to join Anderson, Clayton and Company....
Stephen P. Farish
Stephen Power Farish was born in Mayersville, Mississippi. He attended the Sewanee Military Academy and the University of the South, both in Sewanee, Tennessee. He worked in the cotton businees and as...
William P. Hobby Jr.
William “Bill” Pettus Hobby, Jr., son of Oveta Culp and William Pettus Hobby was born in Houston. He graduated from Rice University in 1953 with a bachelor's degree in history. Hobby served longer...
Hugh Roy Cullen
Hugh Roy Cullen, grandson of Ezekiel W. Cullen, was born on July 3, 1881, in Denton County. His formal education was limited to a few years in the public schools in San Antonio. He married Lillie Cranz...
W. B. Bates
Colonel William B. Bates was born in Nat, Texas and earned his elementary teaching certificate at Sam Houston Normal Institute (now Sam Houston State University) in 1911. He graduated from the University...
Born in Terrell, Texas, James Surls received his BS from Sam Houston State College and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His works include sculptures, drawings, and prints and has been shown in numerous...
Conrad N. Hilton
Conrad Hilton was born in San Antonio, New Mexico and attended Goss Military Institute, New Mexico Military Institute, and St. Michael's College. His first experience in hotels came in 1907, when his father...
A. D. Bruce
General Andrew Davis (A.D.) Bruce was the third president and the first chancellor of the University of Houston. Bruce became president of the university on September 1, 1954 and chancellor in December...
Lillie Cranz Cullen
Lillie Cranz was born in Schulenberg, Texas, the only daughter of Gustav and Agnes Kessler Cranz. She married Hugh Roy Cullen in 1903. She and her husband established the Cullen Foundation in 1948, the...
Dr. Paul C. W. Chu was born in Hunan, China, and received his BS from Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. After service with the Nationalist Chinese Air Force, he earned his MS from Fordham University and...
Marguerite Ross Barnett
Marguerite Ross Barnett was born in Charlottesville, Va., and grew up in Buffalo, New York. She earned her bachelor's degree at Antioch College in Ohio and her master's and doctoral degrees at the University...
Wilbur L. Meier Jr.
Wilbur L. Meier, Jr. was born in Elgin and raised in Temple, Texas. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering from the University of Texas, and taught industrial engineering...
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